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Conclusion

CAROL HARRISON

in Beauty and Revelation in the Thought of Saint Augustine

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198263425
eISBN:
9780191682544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263425.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology, History of Christianity

On the one hand, the alliance of beauty and matter can be seen in a negative way: matter is subject to the mind; beauty in matter can be taken as an ultimate in itself, and can cause man to sin. On ... More


The Danger of the Feeble-minded

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

By the late 1860s, county pauper lunatic asylums, many of which had been constructed immediately following the 1845 Asylums and Lunatics Acts, were experiencing severe overcrowding. Medical ... More


The Sound and the Fury and Military Rejects: The Feebleminded and the Postmobilization Erotic Triangle

Keith Gandal

in The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter takes up Faulkner's famous novel The Sound and the Fury. Again missing a crucial connection to the mobilization, critics have failed to understand Benjy as having been shaped by the ... More


Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

David Wright

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book contributes to the growing scholarly interest in the history of disability by investigating the emergence of the so-called idiot asylums in England during the Victorian period. Using the ... More


Introduction

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book contributes to the growing scholarly interest in mental disability and its history by investigating the emergence of idiot asylums in England during the Victorian period. By focusing on the ... More


The State and Mental Disability

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

In Victorian England, the Old Poor Law did not function as a unitary system: its implementation varied according to the problems, priorities, and wealth of each of more than 10,000 parishes. However, ... More


An Asylum for Idiots

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Recent work on the emergence of the 19th-century county asylums in England has emphasised the important role that philanthropy played in the establishment of the rate-aided mental hospitals for ... More


Idiots by Election

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the characteristics of mentally ill patients who successfully navigated through the selection process for confinement in asylums. In England, the Victorian period was marked by ... More


To Know No Weariness

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Large, purpose-built institutions for people with mental disability dominated the geographical and political landscape of England during the Victorian period. The 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, ... More


The Golden Chain of Charity

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Earlswood Charity which ran on an election system was established by the clergyman-philanthropist Andrew Reed. During the 1850s and 1860s the election system proved to be remarkably popular. ... More


The Educable Idiot

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

During the Victorian period, England witnessed a dramatic change in the education of mentally disabled children. Before the early 19th century, idiots were thought to be uneducable. Indeed, the very ... More


Conclusion

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book has demonstrated that idiots represented an important constituency for Poor Law Overseers in England during the Victorian period. After 1834, local Poor Law and lunacy officials colluded in ... More


The Pathos of Authenticity

Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan

in The Strange Short Fiction of Joseph Conrad: Writing, Culture, and Subjectivity

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184997
eISBN:
9780191674426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184997.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter deals with the problem of origins and destinations in two of Conrad's early stories, ‘The Idiots’ and ‘Falk’. The discussion of ‘The ldiots’ focuses on the conception of the narrativized ... More


God's Jesters: The Cistercians

John Saward

in Perfect Fools: Folly for Christ's Sake in Catholic and Orthodox Spirituality

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192132307
eISBN:
9780191670046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192132307.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

‘Holy madness’ for the Cistercian Fathers, the rationale of their extremist renewal, is grounded in the dogmas of the Incarnation and Redemption. Thus union with God, growth in grace, and ... More


Sources and the Law

R. A. HOUSTON

in Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207870
eISBN:
9780191677830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207870.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses how the mentally incapable become visible in documents by examining sources and the law relating to idiots and the furious. It ... More


Patterns of Madness

R. A. HOUSTON

in Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207870
eISBN:
9780191677830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207870.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter looks at some of the patterns within recorded cases of mental illness or incapacity. It discusses the contingencies which caused both men ... More


Death on a Silver Platter: Masculinity, Disabilities, and the Noxon Murder Trials of 1944

Ivy George and James W. Trent

in Phallacies: Historical Intersections of Disability and Masculinity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190458997
eISBN:
9780190459024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458997.003.0011
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Around six o’clock on the evening of September 22, 1943, John F. Noxon Jr., a prominent attorney in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and a “crippled” polio survivor, telephoned his family’s pediatrician to ... More


The Unfinished Operas

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0025
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses the operas left unfinished at the time of Blitzstein’s death: his Sacco and Vanzetti opera, and his two one-act operas, jointly to be called Tales of Malamud, adapted from two ... More


Idiocy: A Cultural History

Patrick McDonagh

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310959
eISBN:
9781846315367
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315367
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The term ‘idiot’ is a damning put down, whether deployed on the playground or in the board room. People stigmatized as being ‘intellectually disabled’ today must confront variants of the fear and ... More


“At the Fringes of One’s Consciousness”: The Idiots,

Lars Tønder

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyzes von Trier’s filmmaking techniques vis-à-vis Søren Kierkegaard’s philosophical existentialism in the film The Idiots (1998). Though von Trier never mentions Kierkegaard as a ... More


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